ABOUT US

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
 
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In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000. 

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

Post News

Important Info for Post12173 Members

STAND DOWN FOR HOMELESS VETS

National News

Important info from National VFW

The Cost of War

WASHINGTON - With the America's most sacred of holidays just days away, I ask this question of my fellow Americans, 'What is the p...

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
 

News & Events

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Membership

Membership Details

As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Announcements

EVENTS

VFW MEETING 1ST WED OF EVERY MONTH

DINNER @ 6PM -MEETING @ 7PM -IN PERSON & ZOOM

MEETING ZOOM LINK http://us06web.zoom.us/j/86401196884

 
Memorial Day Poppy Drive


 
Thank you for your support.
 

 

Monday May 30 at 10:30 AM

Memorial Service in front of the post. 

30 Gifford Rd Little Egg Harbor.

We will serve burgers & dogs afterwards.  

 

Community Activities 

From May 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 the Post has conducted:
239 Veteran / Community Service Projects
Our members served 6,181 volunteer hours 
and the Post expended $ 280,345.97 on these projects
 
These projects included assistance to homeless veterans, twice monthly mental health awareness sessions &
our Afghan Veteran Listening Session

Sea Scout & Boy Scout support including honoring 5 Eagle Scouts - flag retirement ceremonies, camp outs & church service

Memorial Day, 4th of July, POW/MIA Awareness, 9/11 Memorial, Veterans Day & Pearl Harbor ceremonies, get out the vote projects or events

School student scholarships including our Voice of Democracy & Patriots Pens Essay contests
Donated 400+ winter coats to area school children 
Halloween Trunk or Treat

 
Thanksgiving meals prepared and delivered to 74 homebound citizens
& 10 to the State Police Tuckerton Barracks

Donations to local food banks 
 
Christmas gifts to hospitalized children
 

 

Honoring our Vietnam Veterans
 

 PEARL HARBOR DAY 2021 WITH VIKING YACHT


 

 

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THANKSGIVING 
 
 
 COMMUNITY SERVICE
 
 
FOOD DRIVE 
 
YOUTH 
 

 

 Vietnam Veteran Pin Ceremony 
 
 
 

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